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US partners with France on space safety and traffic - CNETThe two nations say they don't want or need international space regulation.Russian company Yandex will have self-driving car test rides at 2020 Detroit Auto Show - RoadshowYandex will provide the trial rides this summer, but it's staying in the US for more testing.El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie pulls in bonkers Netflix numbers - CNETMany millions of Netflix households tuned into the continuing adventures of Jesse Pinkman in the movie's first week.New Alpina B3 debuts and no, you still can't have it - RoadshowTuned by the speed freaks at Alpina, this 3 Series sedan hits like a sledgehammer.Hyundai Nexo, Sonata Hybrid shoot for land-speed records - RoadshowThe two eco-friendly machines hit the Bonneville Salt Flats for a crack at the record book.Doom Eternal pushed to March 2020 - CNETHell will have to wait a few more months.Maker of keyboard app Fleksy: Google upped age rating over middle finger emoji - CNETThe app is now rated age 12+, while Google's own Gboard app is rated for all ages, says a report.Alien hunters, NASA team up to scan planets for signs of intelligent life - CNETThe teams behind TESS and the Breakthrough Listen SETI search are collaborating to look for nearby "technosignatures."
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One day late last month, Liu Shichao, a 33-year-old farmer in China’s northern Hebei province, awoke to a flood of messages that he had become famous on a foreign social networking platform called Twitter. Liu had never heard of this app; social media giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have been blocked in…
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The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first action against the developers of three “stalking” apps that it alleges could monitor users without their consent and created security vulnerabilities for victims’ devices. The regulatory crackdown isn’t much more than a nudge to be slightly less shitty, but hey, it’s a…
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We might be inching closer to a holy grail of medicine: an incredibly effective flu-killing drug that the virus can’t quickly adapt to. A new experimental treatment was able to rapidly reduce the flu virus in ferrets, but human trials are still a ways off.
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It’s time to update to a brand-new version of Firefox Quantum. While your browser will eventually do this for you, I recommend forcing the issue by clicking the hamburger icon, clicking on “Help,” and then clicking on “About Firefox.” And while Firefox 70 downloads to your desktop or laptop, here’s a quick look at…
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Axon, a manufacturer of Tasers and police body cameras, announced it is developing a police dash camera that can automatically read license plates, as its ethics board simultaneously released a report that warns of the consequences of this technology.
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Google explains when it slows down the Pixel 4's Smooth DisplayGoogle just unveiled the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, and it's already got a lot of explaining to do. In addition to announcing a fix for Face Unlock that would make eye-detection necessary, the company also had to clarify today that the phone's Smooth Display...Bethesda hopes you'll pay $100 a year for private 'Fallout 76' worldsBethesda is betting that Fallout 76 fans are willing to pay extra for creature comforts -- so much so that they'll pay more than they did for the base game. The developer has launched a Fallout 1st subscription that offers a few exclusive convenienc...YouTube debuts the trailer for its first interactive filmYouTube has released the first trailer for its upcoming special, A Heist with Markiplier. As with Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you'll be able to decide how the film ends by making decisions along the way. In a callback to classic full-motion...Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more adsRoku is no longer just a company making TV streaming boxes and dongles. It's become a powerful advertising company, too. By some estimates, it streams more ad-supported hours than any other over-the-top (OTT) platform. Today, it announced plans to do...Some of the best video game ideas come from a Twitter philosopherPippin Barr is what happens when you hand a philosopher a video game controller. He received a Ph.D in Computer Science in 2008 with a thesis titled, Video Game Values: Play as Human-Computer Interaction. He's built a tongue-in-cheek series of games...Google raised the age rating on Fleksy's keyboard over a middle fingerApp store content decisions have created headaches for years, but none quite like this. Fleksy creator Thingthing is complaining that Google raised the Play Store age rating on its Android keyboard to PEGI 12 in Europe (Teen in the US) over the pres...What's coming to Netflix in November: 'The Irishman' and 'Queer Eye'November is a colossal month in the streaming ecosystem, with heavyweight newcomers Apple TV+ and Disney+ both making their debuts. Netflix doesn't plan to go quietly into the night though, as it has plenty of major titles coming to its platform over...Google’s new apps are about reining in screen timeBack at I/O 2018, Google introduced Digital Wellbeing, a feature in Android that the company designed to help users manage their smartphone usage. Today Google has introduced five new apps -- called Unlock Clock, Post Box, We Flip, Desert Island and...
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Amazon Echo vs. Echo Dot: Which smart speaker is best for you?Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get, Amazon's Echo or Echo Dot? We break down the differences between the two Amazon smart speakers.Bethesda’s Fallout 76 subscription plan costs an eyebrow-raising $100 per yearBethesda has announced a new service called Fallout 1st coming to Fallout 76 that includes access to private servers. The service's high price is not being received well by players.Fortnite players spot a rare golden fish that kills enemies in a single hitNumerous fan theories have surrounding have confirmed that a mythical (and bizarre) Fortnite sea creature can be found inhabiting the in-game waters.Comcast clarifies its free Xfinity Flex offer for internet-only customersThose who own their own modem/router can still get Flex for free, but they'll have to wait a little longer than those who rent their equipment from Comcast.Amazon drops a huge discount on the Bose Soundlink II wireless headphonesThe Bose Soundlink II around-ear wireless headphones are very light, comfy, and are an absolute blast to listen to. Get them on Amazon for $229.The best air fryers you can buy right nowWhy deep fry when you can air fry instead? An air fryer can create those crispy and crunchy "fried" foods without using so much oil. Here are the best air fryers you can buy right now.Walmart kicks off the holidays with steep Instant Pot discountsWalmart is cooking up deals on the Instant Pot LUX6OV3 and DUO60 so you can gear up this holiday season and get up to $34 worth of savings.BlizzCon 2019 schedule: Opening ceremony, panels, events, and moreBlizzard Entertainment's annual convention begins on October 31. If you don't want to miss out on the fun, you can find out exactly what's happening with our BlizzCon 2019 schedule.
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Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG
The Rover Sport is a midsized SUV that's a bit smaller than the Discovery and a little larger than the Evoque. In its SVR format, it's also a muscle car inside in a luxury SUV package. This means you are couched in posh surroundings as you scream "OMG" laying rubber down the pavement... Continue Reading Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG Category: Automotive Tags:
Mercedes amplifies the electric van market with 250-mile, eight-seat EQV
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If you would have guessed a few years ago which major German automaker would be first out of the gate to develop a ground-up electric passenger van, the obvious answer would have been Volkswagen. But Mercedes-Benz snuck in earlier this year with the Concept EQV and promised to ready it before year-end. The production EQV debuted this week makes good on that promise, offering zero emissions driving for up to 250 miles (405 km) per charge. It'll be available in two different wheelbase lengths with up to eight seats... Continue Reading Mercedes amplifies the electric van market with 250-mile, eight-seat EQV Category: Automotive Tags:
New-and-improved underwater drone has a zoom-lens camera
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Last year, Chinese startup Youcan Robot successfully crowdfunded its BW Space underwater drone. Now the company is back, with the upgraded BW Space Pro model. Among other things, it features a 6X optical zoom lens... Continue Reading New-and-improved underwater drone has a zoom-lens camera Category: Drones Tags:
Philips turns to the crowd for compact projector launch
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Though crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been used by startups and small businesses to bring their ideas to life, established companies have also been using these platforms more and more. The latest to do so is Philips, which has listed its PicoPix Max compact projector on Indiegogo... Continue Reading Philips turns to the crowd for compact projector launch Category: Home Entertainment Tags:
Zaha Hadid Architects adds signature style to German flood defenses
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Following severe flooding in 1960s Hamburg, Germany, that killed over 300 people, the city upgraded its flood defenses. However, recent simulations revealed that even higher flood barriers were required to protect against extreme high tides and storm surges. An architecture competition was launched to redevelop the site and high-profile firm Zaha Hadid Architects got the nod.
Interstellar isotopes found in Antarctica were forged from supernovae
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In the pure white snow of Antarctica, scientists have found rare isotopes that don't occur naturally on Earth. The isotope, known as iron-60, is usually forged in the crucible of supernova explosions, and the researchers believe it fell to Earth as our solar system passed through an interstellar gas cloud... Continue Reading Interstellar isotopes found in Antarctica were forged from supernovae Category: Space Tags:
Food scientists cook up low-fat better butter made of mostly water
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Often imitated but rarely matched, butter is one ingredient that it's important to get right. People are picky about the consistency and creaminess of their butter, and healthier alternatives have trouble getting that right. Now, food scientists from Cornell University have crafted a brand new spread they say mimics butter with only about a quarter of the calories and fat... Continue Reading Food scientists cook up low-fat better butter made of mostly water Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:
More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels
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New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown nicotine-free e-cigarette vapor can have an immediate harmful effect on the body's vascular function. The study was published as the CDC begins investigating an increasing number of hospitalizations across the country being linked to e-cigarette use... Continue Reading More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels Category: Medical Tags:
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The Foldable Huawei Mate X: Coming to China on November 15th for ~$2074
Foldable smartphones from Huawei and Samsung attracted quite a lot of public attention at Mobile World Congress early this year, but launches were delayed as companies had to polish the technology. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has since been released into the market in select countries (Ian: my local EE store has sold a dozen or so), whereas the Mate X, its rival from Huawei, is coming later.
As it turns out, Huawei plans to launch its Mate X in China on November 15. The foldable smartphone, which is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC (paired with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage), the Balong 5000 5G modem, and features an 8-inch foldable display with a 2480x2200 resolution and a 9:8 aspect ratio, will cost ¥16,999. This translates into...TSMC: 5nm on Track for Q2 2020 HVM, Will Ramp Faster Than 7nm
TSMC’s 5 nm (N5) manufacturing technology is projected to provide significant benefits when it comes to performance, power, and area scaling, which is why the contract maker of semiconductors expects a tangible number of its customers to adopt this process. And, with a forecast for aggressive demand paired with some early preparation in installing new equipment, TSMC believes that its N5 technology will ramp even quicker than its 7 nm (N7) process.
In a bid to boost its production capacities, TSMC recently increased its capital expenditures for 2019 from $10 billion - $11 billion to $14 billion - $15 billion. TSMC is particularly invested in buying equipment for its cutting-edge nodes, such as ASML’s Twinscan NXE step-and-scan systems...The AUKEY KM-G3 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Basic Budget Mechanical Keyboard
Today we are taking a look at the KM-G3 RGB Mechanical keyboard from AUKEY, a Chinese manufacturer. Designed as an entry-level mechanical keyboard, AUKEY engineered the KM-G3 to offer mechanical switches and RGB lighting at a significantly lower price than the competition. There aren't any advanced features to speak of, but as a result AUKEY sells the keyboard for just $65, and it is often on sale for even less than that.Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU
Today Arm is announcing four new products in its NPU, GPU and DPU portfolio. The company is branding its in-house machine learning processor IPs the Ethos line-up detailing more the existing N77 piece and also revealing the smaller N57 and N37 siblings in the family. To top things off, the company is also making ready its first mid-range GPU IP based on the brand-new Valhall architecture, the new Mali-G57. Finally, we’re seeing the release of a new mid-range DPU in the form of the Mali-D37.Introducing the Ethos NPU Family
Arm’s NPU IP offering was first announced early last year, detailing its architecture a few months later, and has been publicly been known until known just as “the Arm Machine Learning processor”. Arm at Tech...SK Hynix Develops 16 Gb DDR4 Chips for 32 GB Modules
SK Hynix announced on Monday that it has completed development of its first monolithic 16 Gb chip. This chip is to be made using its 3rd Generation 10 nm-class process technology. The new memory devices will enable the company and its partners to make more energy-efficient and higher capacity DIMMs, such as 32 GB unbuffered modules for consumers or higher capacity buffered modules for enterprise consumption.
SK Hynix’s 16 Gb chip made using the company’s 3rd Generation 10 nm-class manufacturing technology (also known as '1Z' nm) and is rated for DDR4-3200 data transfer rates. The company states that these chips have a reduced power consumption by 40% when compared to modules of the same capacity based on 8 Gb DRAMs produced using the ...AOC Reveals Agon AG273QX: A 27-Inch 165 Hz FreeSync 2 Monitor
AOC has introduced its new Agon-series 27-inch gaming display featuring a variable refresh rate of up to 165 Hz enabled by AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology. Like all Agon monitors, the AG273QX is aimed at demanding gamers and supports a multitude of features for the target audience, including special gaming modes, RGB lighting on the back, as well as G-Menu software for adjustments.
The AOG Agon AG273QX display uses an 8-bit 27-inch VA panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 400 nits peak brightness, a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and 178°/178° viewing angles. Being an AMD FreeSync 2-certified monitor, the AG273QX fully supports a variable refresh rate (presumably with a 48 Hz to...Team Group Quietly Launches 32 GB DDR4 Memory Modules
Team Group has quietly added 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules to its product catalogue and plans to start sales in the near future. The modules will feature JEDEC-standard data transfer rates and will be aimed primarily at OEMs as well as high-end desktops and workstations that benefit from loads of RAM yet do not necessarily need extreme bandwidth.
Team Group’s Team Elite UD-D4 32 GB DDR4 unbuffered DIMMs rely on 16 memory chips featuring a 16 Gb capacity from an unknown manufacturer. The memory modules are rated for DDR-2666 mode with CL19 19-19-43 timings at 1.2 V, which is fully compliant with JEDEC’s standards. The UDIMMs are not equipped with a heat spreader since they are not meant to be overclocked by the manufacturer....New Tools Simplify Development of 2.5D Multi-Die 7nm Designs at Samsung Foundry
Advanced packaging technologies simplify production and increase performance of highly-complex multi-die SoCs as the semiconductor industry is looking at chiplet approach as an alternative to large dies that take a longer time long to develop and are expensive to make. But designing 2.5D multi-die chips has its own peculiarities, which is why Samsung Foundry and its rivals offer their clients a special 2.5D-IC Multi-Die Integration (MDI) design flow that incorporates analysis and implementation for early-stage system-level pathfinding to help overcome potential issues. This month support for Samsung 2.5D-IC MDI flow was added into Synopsys’ chip development software to simplify development process for engineers.
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Mac Pro incoming? Apple tells technicians how to put it into DFU modeWhat you need to know The Mac Pro was announced at WWDC. We still don't know when it will arrive. Apple has updated the Mac Configuration Utility with details on the new Mac Pro. Could it finally be ready for release? When Apple announced the new Mac Pro during WWDC in June it saw the end of months of speculation. But all that happened was the speculation then turned to when the new Mac would go on sale. Now we have the clearest sign yet that it might happen soon. MacRumors cites an anonymous source when it says that the Mac Configuration Utility app – used by technicians in Apple Stores and the like – has been updated to cover putting the Mac Pro into DFU mode. That's the Device Firmware Upgrade mode that faulty machines need to be p...Spooky Nintendo Switch games listed from kid-friendly to horrifyingFar before the first leaf falls, each Autumn I'm already counting down the days to Halloween. Nothing gets me more excited for this spooky day than playing some of my favorite Nintendo Switch games. Then when the haunting day arrives, I love nothing more than to curl up on the couch clutching my controller and eating candy. Whether you're looking for something to play by yourself or for a spooky game to play with friends, here are the best Nintendo Switch games to celebrate All Hallows Eve this year. ★ Featured favorite Resident Evil Triple Pack This collection comes with Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6, which are some of the best games in the series. You can even play local or online multiplayer with Resident Evil 5 and 6. Each gam...Master your movesets with Technical Machines in Pokémon GoWhat are the best Pokémon to use Fast TMs and Charge TMs on in Pokémon Go to win Raid Battles and dominate Gyms? Here's the list! In Pokémon Go, even the best Pokémon can be made significantly weaker by poor Move Sets. Fortunately, if you spend enough time fighting Raids and PvP battles and completing research, your Pokémon won't be stuck with those inferior Moves. Technical Machines (TMs) are what let you change movesets in Pokémon Go. You can get them from winning Raid and PvP Battles, as well as from some Research. When you use a Fast TM or Charge TM on your Pokémon, it will be given a different Fast or Charged Move from the pool of available Moves. But how do you know which Pokémon to use them on and which movesets to change? Read o...Get Pixelmator Pro for half-off for a limited timeWhat you need to know Pixelmator Pro is one of the most popular Mac apps today. It's normally priced at $40. The great deal will only be available for a few days. The deadline to take advantage of this deal is October 28. If you're a Pixelmator Mac user who hasn't yet upgraded to Pixelmator Pro, you might want to consider an incredible new deal. Until October 28, the Pro version is available for half off the regular price. Normally $39.99, the popular editing suite for Mac is now $19.99 in the Mac App Store. The price break comes just a week after the Pixelmator Pro Avalon update launched following Apple's release of macOS Catalina. First introduced in 2017, Pixelmator Pro lets you open and edit images in most of the popular formats,...Foxconn and Compal slated to produce Apple Watch Series 6 in 2020What you need to know Apple Watch Series 6 is likely to be announced in September 2020. Foxconn and Compal Electronics are expected to produce the new watch. Luxshare Precision will be left to produce older Apple Watch models. Who watches the Apple Watches? Apple Watch Series 5 may only be a few weeks into its life cycle but that isn't going to get in the way of Apple's plans for Apple Watch Series 6. The new wearable is likely to be announced in September 2020, and the oft-unreliable DigiTimes (via MacRumors) reports that both Foxconn and Compal Electronics set to take on production duties. The same report notes that Luxshare Precision will take on production duties for the older Apple Watch models. Presumably Apple intends to contin...Pokémon Go Gyms: How to defend, attack, earn coins, get stardustHow do you interact with Pokémon Go Gyms? How do you defend them? Attack them? Get coins, stardust, and candy? Here's your guide! While many aspects of Pokémon Go are fairly straight forward, such as finding and catching Pokémon and spinning Pokéstops for items, the Gym system is a little complicated and has changed quite a bit since Pokémon Go first launched. Every aspect from how you join Gyms to how you defend Gyms, how you attack Gyms, to how you get stardust, coins, items, and — yes! — candy can be confusing to keep track of. Fortunately, we've done the research and tested out every aspect of Pokémon Go Gyms. Here's what you need to know! Update: Pokémon Go has made another change to Gyms. Now all Pokémon, even the ones under 3000...Apple releases iPadOS 13.2 developer beta 4If you're a developer looking to take a peek at iPadOS 13, here's how to install the developer beta. iPadOS 13 is on its way with new features that require third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That's why we st...Apple releases fourth beta of iOS 13.2 for developersIf you're a developer looking to take a peek at iOS 13, here's how to install the developer beta. iOS 13 is on its way with new features that require third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you. Are you trying to download the developer beta of iOS 13 using macOS Catalina? The steps are different. Check out our guide! Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your i...
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Twitter finally rolling out OLED-friendly dark mode to all its Android users
Twitter rolled out an OLED-friendly dark mode called "Lights out" for its iOS app back in March this year. And last week, it was activated for those who were using the alpha version of the Android app. Now, the company has announced that lights out is finally rolling out to all the users of its Android app. Unlike the old dark mode, which is now called "Dim", lights out turns the UI of the app to true black, which does a better job at power consumption on devices that sport an OLED display. The images below show the difference between both modes. 'Dim' mode (left) vs 'Lights out'...vivo teases a smartphone with diamond-shaped camera
Another week, another new vivo smartphone is on its way. This time the company celebrity ambassador and influencer Cai Xukun spoke in an interview for Esquire Fine, holding a new phone with unusual diamond-shaped camera setup and at least three shooters. Sources from China claim the name will be vivo S5 despite the lack of phones in the S lineup since S1 and S1 pro. The leader of the Nine Percent k-pop boy band, better known as Kun actually interviewed himself. In his role as an interviewer, Kun appears to be reading fashion-related questions from the alleged vivo...Realme phones are getting custom ColorOS branch, v7.0 will be close to stock Android
The latest episode of AskMadhav was an exciting one - especially for fans of stock Android and ultra wide-angle video. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth answered questions from fans concerning software, hardware, release dates and prices. The major takeaway from this Q&A session is that Realme phones will jump straight to Color OS 7.0, there will not be a v6.0.1. There are no plans to move away from Color OS, but instead an exclusive branch will be developed for Realme phones. According to Madhav, Color OS 7.0 will be much closer to stock. You can see this question at 3:30. Another...Pixel 4's screen scales down to 60Hz when brightness is set below 75%
One of the biggest additions to Google's new Pixel 4 line is the new 90Hz refresh rate screen. This is a key trend in 2019 flagship phones but now it seems that both Pixel 4 and 4 XL automatically switch to 60Hz when their brightness is set to lower than 75%. The discovery was made by a group of Reddit users and has since been confirmed by many early adopters. Apparently, there is a workaround to this issue through the developer setting where you can lock the 90Hz refresh rate in all scenarios. In addition, Twitter user Jeff Springer noticed that the 90Hz mode stays locked at lower...OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition announced, is exclusive to T-Mobile USA
Surprise! The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition is the extra long name of the company's second 5G phone. However, it's not the missing 5G version of the 7T Pro. At least not for anyone not on T-Mobile US as this is an exclusive for the North American carrier. There's no word on pricing yet or when the phone will be released. This is also the only way to get the 7T Pro in the US, by the way. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (boy, this gets tiring) is essentially the same hardware as the 4G version of McLaren Edition other than the new modem. This means that compared to the OnePlus 7...Huawei launches Mate X in China, shipments begin on November 15
Huawei is having an eventful day - the company launched the 5G-enabled Mate 30 lineup, celebrated 200 million sales globally, and now has finally started the sales of its first foldable phone - the Mate X. The smartphone is already listed at Vmall, Huawei's official online store, for the CNY16,999 (that's about $2,400 or 2,150). The Huawei Mate X arrives with Kirin 980 chipset, as initially announced - rumors that the company was going to upgrade it to the Kirin 990 turned out false. At least it will ship with an integrated Balong 5000 modem for 5G speeds. Other specs include...Samsung teases new Exynos chipset, promises cutting-edge processor
Samsung tweeted a teaser for the next Exynos chipset. It didn't reveal too much, but those "new frontier" and "cutting-edge processor" labels hint at a new flagship chip. Earlier this year, Samsung Foundry completed development of 5nm EUV chips, which are expected in 2020. According to the company, those promise 25% better silicone density, 20% lower power consumption or 10% higher performance at the same power draw. The next #Exynos is coming. The mobile intelligence will take another leap forward. #NextGenPower pic.twitter.com/giCF0wPH8C Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) October 22,...
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Why Mole Day Is the Ultimate Holiday for Chemistry LoversChemistry fans worldwide are celebrating Mole Day on October 23. (Photo Credit: Bettmann / Getty Images and Farm Images / Getty Images)
On Wednesday, chemistry fans worldwide are taking part in a holiday called Mole Day—and it has nothing to do with burrowing mammals, birthmarks, or guacamole. Mole Day, which is takes place annually on Oct. […]
The post Why Mole Day Is the Ultimate Holiday for Chemistry Lovers appeared first on Geek.com.‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ Is Your Next HBO Max Revival
What will it take for you to give your precious streaming dollars to HBO Max instead of Netflix or Disney? Is The Big Bang Theory bazinga enough for you? How about the exquisite […]
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Of all the cultural forces contributing to our current cyberpunk dystopia, the gig economy has got to be one of the biggest and worst offenders. Bosses are super pumped about their workforce made […]
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Update: Netflix just released the first trailer for its new Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 series coming next year. Suffice it to say, reactions to the new CGI art style have been… divisive. […]
The post There’s a New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Series Coming appeared first on Geek.com.‘Fallout 76’ Gets a Paid Subscription for Some Reason
This week saw the release of Obsidian’s new sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds. Reviewers praised it for, among other things, continuing the spiritual legacy of Fallout that those developers originated and continued with […]
The post ‘Fallout 76’ Gets a Paid Subscription for Some Reason appeared first on Geek.com.Bald Eagle Found in Wisconsin Dies of Lead PoisoningA female bald eagle found in Wisconsin died of lead poisoning on Oct. 21. (Photo Credit: Northwoods Wildlife Center / Facebook)
Wildlife experts are mourning the loss of a bald eagle after it succumbed to lead poisoning injuries. The bald eagle, which had high lead toxicity levels, was discovered “lying face down” and didn’t […]
The post Bald Eagle Found in Wisconsin Dies of Lead Poisoning appeared first on Geek.com.Students: There’s Still Time to Name the Mars 2020 RoverArtist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring Mars. NASA is inviting U.S. students to submit essays to name the Mars 2020 rover. (Photo Credit: NASA)
K-12 students in U.S. public, private, and home schools have until Nov. 1 to enter for a chance to baptize NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Submit your proposed name and a short essay (no […]
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I hesitated to even write this. My girlfriend’s family lives in the Bronx so I spent a fair amount of time there. And the last thing I want to do is blow up […]
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A Congresswoman addressed Mark Zuckerberg's dumb haircut mid-hearing
Mark Zuckerberg's having a rough day both on and offline.
The Facebook CEO testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, and as he attempted to answer questions about Facebook's data, political ads, and the company's plans for the controversial cryptocurrency project called Libra, people watching around the world couldn't help but notice one thing: his dumb-looking haircut.
Let's just come out and say it... Zuck's trim is not very cool. It's been dragged by many people online today for, as one Twitter user noted, resembling a "Petco cut," and it's gaining so much attention that a Congresswoman took the time to address it mid-hearing. Read more...More about Facebook, Politics, Memes, Mark Zuckerberg, and CultureGifts for her 2019: Best gifts for the lady in your life
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Congresswoman Beatty began by calling bullshit on Zuckerberg's previous comments he made that morning regarding civil rights.
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Mark Zuckerberg arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday ready to discuss Facebook’s proposed digital currency, Libra. Congress took the opportunity to grill him on everything else.
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Samsung users can relax: A bug that let non-owners unlock Galaxy and Note devices with their fingerprint has reportedly been fixed.
Last week, Samsung confirmed reports that cheap silicon cases, which covered the fronts and backs of the phones in question, were messing with the devices' fingerprint sensors, allowing incorrect fingerprints to unlock some biometrically secured Galaxy and Note devices.
Wednesday, Samsung announced that it had rolled out a software update to fix the bug. Now, even with a silicon case, only the fingerprint of the owner will be able to unlock the phone. Phew!
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